Timothy Duffee, GB'02, adjunct associate professor, named 2012 Itzkowitz Family Distinguished Faculty Award recipient

May 11, 2012

During May 5 Commencement exercises of the University of Richmond School of Continuing Studies, Timothy M. Duffee, GB‘02, adjunct associate professor of liberal arts, was named the 2012 recipient of the Itzkowitz Family Distinguished Faculty Award.

Duffee is an adjunct associate professor in the School of Continuing Studies and in the Richard S. Reynolds Graduate School of Business. He has taught for the University since 2003, leading such courses as Leadership and Ethical Decision Making, Applied Ethics and the senior capstone course.

Duffee earned a Bachelor of Science in health sciences from James Madison University in 1996. He continued his education at the University by earning a master’s degree in business administration from the Reynolds Graduate School of Business in 2002.

Duffee receives the Itzkowitz Family Distinguished Faculty Award following a vote of the entire student body. The award is given to the adjunct instructor who, according to the student body, has challenged students to be better thinkers, organizers, students, and/or persons.

In his acceptance address during Commencement, Duffee challenged graduating students to be mentors to the wider world. He thanked professors Porcher Taylor and Dick Leatherman for serving as his own mentors, and for pushing him to become a better teacher than he ever thought possible. Duffee gave his address with heartfelt gratitude, remarking that the Itzkowitz Family Distinguished Faculty Award was the most meaningful accolade he had ever received.

Duffee has worked for the YMCA of Greater Richmond as a communications specialist and the director of annual giving. His career in banking began as banking center manager and quickly developed to include investment services with Bank of America. Today, as vice president of Peoples Bank of Virginia, Duffee focuses on expanding and maintaining the bank’s commercial lending operations and helps manage treasury services.

Duffee helped found the Leadership Division of the Virginia Bankers Association to ensure development of future leaders in Virginia banking. He also co-developed the curriculum for Virginia’s high school teachers to use in a new, required course in economics and personal finance.

The Itzkowitz Family Distinguished Faculty Award was originally announced May 2 during SCS Night, the School’s award ceremony for graduating students and faculty.